Lore Group to open first US hotel in Washington DC


Lore Group is set to unveil the latest hotel in its portfolio, with its first US property, Riggs Washington DC.

The new hotel to open in early 2020 and will sit alongside its European properties in London and Amsterdam.

The 181-room hotel sits in the former Riggs National Bank in the heart of the cities Penn Quarter and will also feature 15 suites including the two-bedroom Riggs Suite inside the bank’s boardroom.

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The hotel has been designed by Lore Group creative director, Jacu Strauss, who restored many of the bank’s original design features.

In the rooms and suites, guests will find the minibar and safe hidden within a design aesthetic that mirrors a traditional steel safe, with a brass plaque of Juno Moneta on the front.

Terracotta orange painted walls complement a striking headboard and wall covering pattern – a bespoke design by George Venson from NYC-based design studio Voutsa.

The bathrooms feature a classic navy palette, Italian Carrara marble, chrome hardware and amenities from fragrance house D.S. & Durga in its signature Debaser scent.

A total of 15 suites are available, including the two-bedroom Riggs Suite within the original bank boardroom and four ‘First Lady’ suites that are inspired by the eccentricities of a select few Presidents’ unsung better halves.

The hotel’s restaurant Café Riggs is an all-occasion affair inspired by the grand brasseries of Europe, with a modern and reimagined approach that focuses on sustainable products.

Riggs’ lower level is home to Silver Lyan, a subterranean cocktail bar by internationally-acclaimed bartender and Lore Group’s Global Bar Innovator Ryan Chetiyawardana 

Riggs also offers a multitude of meetings and event spaces suitable for everything from intimate private dining to grand weddings and parties on the rooftop.

Lore Group CEO, Billy Skelli-Cohen, said: “Lore Group continues to explore ways to deliver inspired and approachable hospitality concepts to interesting places around the world.

“With Riggs Washington DC, we have created a hotel and F&B concepts that celebrate both the legacy of the building – and the history of the city – through unexpected details and a thoughtful approach to the guest experience.”

Lore Group is behind the famous Sea Containers in London and Pulitzer Amsterdam.

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